Crude Oil Prices Fall To Seven-Week Low
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
NPR's business news starts with oil prices drifting lower.
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MONTAGNE: Oil markets have their eye on the end of summer, which means the end of the American driving season. That's when demand for fuel normally slows down. This year, oil stockpiles are unusually high and crude oil prices have now have fallen to a seven-week low of about $72 a barrel.
Markets are also keeping their eye on the world economy, which is showing continued signs of weakness.
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